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Greece Confirms 2,856 New COVID-19 Cases on Wednesday, 16 Deaths

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ATHENS -- Greece confirmed 2,856 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 9 of these identified at entry points to the country, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said on Wednesday.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 503,885 infections (daily change: +0.6 pct). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 159 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,646 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 16 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 13,013. Of these, 95.2 pct had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

A total of 192 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 65 years and 82.3 pct have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Another 2,820 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

In addition, 204 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +43.66 pct). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 172.

The median age of new infections is 40 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).